I scrolled through the local timeline and didn't see this listed so I'm putting it here since it's right up our alley. YouTube "star" dies in an e-scooter accident. Is it the beginning of the end? We can only hope. @adam https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-14/youtube-star-s-death-renews-concerns-about-e-scooters-safety
Reading various social media sites saying “it’s ok, we’re safe, we’ve blocked Gab” - the latest being micro.blog. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be interested in a lot of what is said there, though I’ve never really looked, but I don’t see why people want to block off anything they disagree with. On the one hand, it’s amazingly arrogant to believe you are always right, and on the other it’s naive to ignore the “other side” & pretend it doesn’t exist.
@DanEhrlich I like James Corbett plenty.
@Klaatu so that we out spend them like 7 to 1 doesn't seem to make an ounce of difference according to this graphic...that passes reasonable muster.
@commandlinekid people like to share porn, for the sake of porn. That's what Tumblr was for a while.
@commandlinekid I'm confused: what does the content have to do with the medium? Can't anyone federated into mastodon if they want?
@Johnny_of_the_swamp "never require consent" does not therefore imply consent, only that getting it is too complicated for those in power. Since the advent of consumer world wide web I've waited for attempts at using technologies to organize people in ways relevant to governance and democratic participation, but instead we still debate paper versus electronic ballots.
@Johnny_of_the_swamp that's to say, most people vote specifically and only because they want their side to win, and they don't simply accept the outcomes of democracy when it goes another way, despite that being the explicit nature of "supporting democracy". In our country, like any other so-called democracy, parties are more like gangs, than the front line of freedom and liberty.
Have democrats accepted the results of Bush VS Gore, yet?
@Johnny_of_the_swamp I'll never agree with that reasoning. I don't concord with social contract theory. Doing nothing is tacit, but not approval. I would even go the other way and argue that the number of people not voting is tacit disapproval of the system, the inability to see a preferential outcome in the options upon which we vote. I don't have to like the status quo, but I also don't want to consent to the outcomes I don't like if I do. Partisans show this contradiction regularly.
@Johnny_of_the_swamp I still haven't nt reached that point in my voting evolution. I went from not voting at all to voting on those things which I can stomach, which is usually NO on ballot initiatives. It's hard being anarchist in a representationalist, pyramid scheme democracy.
@monerica since they apparently can't find most of his money I imagine the staff will keep working indefinitely
Facial injuries resulting from scooter accidents increases threefold in the last ten years.
Why would I be concerned about flat-earthers thinking I'm retarded?
@drunkunicorn do with this what you will but I've heard many stories from gay-identifying men regarding how many straight-identifying men they have slept with. It's a sport for some of them.
Social justice conscious, but not a warrior. I'm a lover, not a fighter. I accept people for who they are, I don't just who they want to be, but I'll be damned if I can't criticize them for what they do.